I was just reading about bad the Debt situation is in Spain,Japan and the UK today.
Do watch it HERE
In a rational world where Countries had to compete for Capital with the Private Sector today;these Debt Burdens are clearly unsustainable.
Still How much do UK or Japanese Bonds Yield today?
Less than 3% Annually.
Why is that?
Because they have access to the Printing Press.
I don't disagree that most Markets Globally are in Bubble Mode.But if you were wondering which Bubble would prick first;then its Gonna be Japan,the UK and the US(in that order). Europe is just ahead of this Queue here.
Why restrict ourselves to just Bond markets ,I was recently reviewing Property Prices Globally and I was most Amazed by how expensive Property is in the UK,Switzerland,Australia,Canada,Singapore ,Hong Kong,China,Brazil and India today.
Take just one example;In India it takes 40-50 Years today for an Average Working Class Person to buy a Home in the Three Biggest Property Markets in India(None of the Buildings will last even 30 years...)!!!
@tech4people: thanks for sharing your thoughts; anyway if we consider what happened once Facebook have started its stock adventure, it seems US still facing bubble issues, am I missing something? - rgds.
@Cryptoman, you're right that job creation is an issue in this current economic climate. And I agree, the US government will need to do more to entice foreign business investors. I think the H1 - B Visa programme is a good move, but like you said, it needs to be backed by tax incentives of some sort.
@FlyingScot, In addition, the move is not only to create jobs but to stimulate the US economic growth. . Will other country follow suit? I'm curious to know, which other country would you like to see follow this move?
Another question is whether all the startups would be treated the same by the government and get the incentives that are offered to national startups? It may be so on paper, but what would it be in reality? I wish those who are really interested in the "entrepreneur visa" could be able to realize their dream and not regret anything in the end.
"Capital and the Best Brains go where they are well cared for"
Asish you are right and its quiet natural. In order to attract the best brain and capital investments, the government's has to do the needful. We know the Red tapisom / Bureaucracy are the major problems with investments and industrialization. Eventhough government announces many schemes for FDI and other investments, this category of peoples make it cumbersome.
HH, along with that another important point is whether the local governments are capable to create necessary infrastructure and manpower for startup companies. Most of the startup companies may need angel/VC funds, tax payment holidays or some extra benefits from the local authorities.
In America we have two major impediments to Business Growth One is Obamacare and the other is excessive Bueracracy/Paperwork. Revoking both these measures will go a long way to ensuring Massive Business growth in America.
Capital and the Best Brains go where they are well cared for.Right now the US is somewhere in the Middle on both these measures.If America wants to go straight to the top;then we need to Simplify,Simplify and Simplify.
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